THE GARDEN CLUB OF AMERICA NEW YORK CENTRAL PARK CONSERVANCY PROJECT
For five years she was the Garden Club of America’s liaison to the New York Central Park Conservancy to oversee their Centennial Gifts to restore the East 69th Street Fifth Avenue Entrance to the park.
The restoration recreates the picturesque woodland edge of the park opening out onto the pastoral, East Green, and also has provided great upgrades in hardscape and infrastructure.
The viewer is treated to a changing palette of plant material that provides interest through the seasons recreating the vision of the original designers Fredrick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.
The plants are compatible with the ones used throughout the park.
17,000 Garden Club of America daffodils were planted.
In America, ECOLOGY as a DESIGN CONSIDERATION could be said to have started with Frederick Law Olmsted On a trip to England, he was influenced by Birkenhead Park and an industrial age Parks Movement which believed mankind could be bettered by providing free access to nature in parks. For a new democracy like America this was a transformative idea.